Host a Carnival at Home with These 4 Deep-Fried Favorites

Step right up, because it's carnival season and funnel cakes and corn dogs are ready for you to devour. If you can't get to a local fairground, you can still enjoy the best deep-fried delicacies with a handful of DIY carnival foods — we just don't recommend trying to make your own rides at home.

Whether you're frying pickles or a candy bar, you can satisfy any craving without leaving your kitchen. To really set the mood, play some weird jingles while you're cooking and tune in to Carnival Eats starting July 16 at 10pm ET for more inspiration.

This ultimate indulgence combines a super-crispy  funnel cake with banana split toppings. Warning: Sugar highs are inevitable.

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Elevate the typical  corn dog with chorizo and spicy-sweet maple mustard. It's the grown-up version of your childhood favorite.

Fried mars bars with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream.

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Fried mars bars with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream.

What's better than a candy bar? A deep-fried candy bar topped with ice cream. Sorry in advance for the heart attack.

Make your own pickles, deep-fry 'em, then dunk the delicious bites in homemade ranch for the ultimate savory summer treat.

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